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Casper Friederich

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  1. Years ago I saw a photo on "the Swedish Ebay", Tradera, of a 20s White tank truck. With Swedish licence plates, if I remember correctly registered in the southern part of the country, propably the province of Malmöhus. A period photo of a 1920 Truck from the more northern part is found on Automobilhistoriska Klubben Mässing & Nickel (massingnickel.se) In Svensk Motortidning's feature in September 1924 about ball bearings in automobile engines the American White is mentioned, as a marque that aspires for the title "the finest Truck of the World"
  2. 1926-1927 Steyr Klausen Sport, factory body to my knowledge. The pointed tail section contained the fuel tank.
  3. Strange looking late model Ford phaeton, probably European coachbuilt. Front end as 1937 US Ford, but suicide front door. Doors are also smaller than normal as they doesn't reach down to the running boards. Notice also whitewall tires! Standing in car is Éduard Daladier, Prime Minister in France at the outbreak of WWII.
  4. The Packard of the U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Sweden:
  5. The change occured in 1954:https://classiccarcatalogue.com/RENAULT_1954.html
  6. The factory-built body Sedan version of the Italian 1919-26 Fiat 501 had a similar door configuraton, also the first closed Citroën was equipped with asymmetrically placed doors.
  7. Ad for 1937 Cord in Sweden. Instead of Philipsons it's now Lindblads who is the Swedish general agent
  8. Automobile Corps. of the White Guard, 1918 Civil war in Finland
  9. Prince Carl Johan of Sweden in 1937 with his Lincoln Zephyr
  10. Haven't been posting here so much lately, as I am planning the funeral of a quite close relative. One of the first persons to be buried at the 1829 inaguarated main cemetary here in Helsinki was Countess Natalia Steinheil, born von Engelhardt. Walking up the road to the cementary's main entrance I sometimes have imagined Baron Vladimir Steinheil from Moscow visiting his relatives' tombs in Finland just before WWI, his magnificent 60 hp Gräf-Stift with Armbruster coachwork parked outside the wall.
  11. Baroness Avanzo on an American Classic Car site immediately brings me flashbacks of her driving a big Packard Twin-Six, witch inspired Enzo Ferrari much later on to launch his own V-12 engine. There is also a picture of her behind the steering wheel of an early 20s Buick.https://www.italianways.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/maria-antonietta-avanzo-04.jpg
  12. 1920 Napier 40/50, competitor to the Rolls-Royce "Silver Ghost". A more modern aircraft inspired engine with overhead camshaft. Bodies often by the in house coachbuilder Cunard, as also in the this case, was a drawback compared with RR. Strikes at the factory didn't either help to win back the title "The Best Car in the World"
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